A recent study of 48 subjects revealed that the four sessions with an automated microneedling device Significant improvement in lax skin, texture the skin and wrinkles with a maximum effect observed after the treatment of 150 days.
For his study, “The safety and effectiveness of an automated microneedling device in improving the signs of skin aging (Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology, August 2018), Glynis Ablon, MD, FAAD, subjects treated 48 years and 39 to 67 years (Fitzpatrick skin types I to V with an average of 2.2) with the automated microneedling Exceed (Amiea Med) . The texture of the skin, the laxity of the skin and the depth and severity of wrinkles were evaluated at the inclusion and before the subsequent micro-referral sessions at 30, 60 and 90 days. A final evaluation of the treatment results was carried out 150 days after the first treatment.
The doctor evaluated wrinkles on nine areas of the face using the Lemperle scale. Skin laxity and texture were assessed using an Alexiades-Armenakas Modified rating scale, and skin topography in the periorbital and mesolabial areas was assessed using digital fringe projection and COUSINS VISIA photography.
Treatments were spaced 30 days apart, and Dr. Ablon used the following needle depths to achieve precise bleeding: forehead 0.7 to 1.0 mm; cheek from 0.9 to 1.5 mm; eye area 0.5 to 0.8 mm; Chin from 0.9 to 1.3 mm; the glabella and the jaw from 0.7 to 1.3 mm; upper lip 0.7 to 1.0 mm.
The base scores and range for wrinkles, skin laxity and skin texture were 3.2 (2.2-4), 2.8 (2-3.5), respectively. and 2.7 (1.5-3.5). By day 90, glabella forehead wrinkles, periorbital lines, cheek folds and upper lip lines had improved by at least one degree. At day 150, the horizontal lines of the forehead, glabellar frown lines, periorbital lines, cheek folds, upper lip lines and mentolabial crease increased by at least a year, and the average of improvements were observed for all roughness parameters in both the periorbital and mesolabial regions.
There have been no serious adverse events (AEs). Of the nine AEs, eight were outbreaks of cold sores and one subject complained of excessively dry skin after treatment.